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continues tonight from grand rapids7éÑ, we are in beautiful michigan where conservatives have gathered to tell the obama administration that enough is enough. our cross-country tour coincides with the release of my first book in six years called conservative victory, defeating obama's radical agenda which we now have found out will debut much to the chagrin of the "new york times" number one on their best seller list this week. thank you very much that is thanks to all of you. michigan is one state that the radical liberal an yen has harmed. democratic governor jennifer granholm's 38% approval rating is one of the lowest in the entire country. the state's unemployment rate is the nation's highest, 14.1%. a change may be just around the corner. granholm's hand picked successor the lt. governor dropped out of the race because he couldn't raise enough money. things on the republican side look brighter. michigan congressman pete hoekstra is leading the pack and running head of all of his democratic challengers. 10pi point as head of michigan house speaker dillon and epic mra poll has him
are also stating them service. michigan attorney general cox joined a lawsuit against the federal government. michigan's governor granholm says hold it right there. now the michigan attorney general is in a battle with himself. how did that happen? governor granholm. >> two problems. one is that as the state attorney general events the state of michigan as an entity and i'm his main client. his main client has been one of the governors who has been a co-chair of the governor's task force trying to get in bill through. because it helps michigan. so he wears two hats. he can file on behalf of himself as the attorney general or on behalf of some other entity or the people. but he cannot file on behalf of the state of michigan. he does not represent me so i've asked him instead, as my lawyer, to file in that very case on the other side. or at least to file an amicus on the other side. i will not allow him to speak for the state government when the state government has been seeking to get this reform passed because it helps the state of michigan. >> greta: the intrigue of having them s
for monday night is all set. michigan state and butler. final four action. this is brad stevens. the head coach of butler. this one was tight all the way. final minutes, michigan state down 4. cuts the lead, powerrerring his way to the hoop. it's 48-46. next possession for butler. lines up the the lay up is good. butler has the 4-point lead. two seconds to go. down 2. corey has to try to miss on purpose and get the rebound while they execute the first part. butler has the loose ball and time runs out on michigan state. butler will play monday night for the national championship game. they beat the spartans 52-50. afterward, stevens addressed the team. >> we're gonna shoot it better monday night. i promise you. but that's butler basketball. you find a way to get things down. you find a way to get things done. [ cheers ] >> 1, 2, 3! [ cheers ] >>> you gotta love that. into the nightcap, coach k and hug gins enjoying the handshake. in the first half, all duke. kyle for three. on the next trip down, john shyer will find schmidt for another 3. 39-31 at the half. a scary moment in the second h
and michigan's governor granholm on the short list for the supreme court. >> i'm from the most challenged state in the country. >> i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." >>> a small but significant bit of bipartisanship imploded when word got out that democrats want to front burner immigration. lindsey graham, probably the closest to a republican ally that the president has, had been working with democrats for months on a range of issues including climate change. graham was supposed to be at a bipartisan news conferences tomorrow to talk about the proposal. he's not going now. he's furious. moving forward on immigration in this hurry panic manner is nothing more than a cynical ploy. harry reid sniffed at that accusation saying i understand the tremendous prehe's under from members of his own party not to work with us on either measure. senator menendez and saxby chambliss from georgia. let me speak with you. i spoke with democrats last night, a couple of them said to me, we don't want immigration to come out. is it this particular issue that's helpful to me in my district or in
from georgia and then michigan's governor granholm on the short list for the michigan supreme court. >> i am candy crowley. this is "state of the union." >>> a small by significant built of bipartisanship imploded when word got out that democrats want to front burner immigration. lindsey graham, south carolina senator, closest to a republican ally the president has, had been working with democrats on a range of issues, including climate change. graham was supposed to be at a bipartisan news conference to talk about the proposal. he is not going now. he is furious. moving it forward on immigration in this hur read, panicked manner, graham said, is nothing more than a cynical, political ploy. senate democratic read harry reid sniffed at that accusation saying i understand the tremendous pressure he is under from members of his own party not to work with us on either measure. joining me now, democratic senator, robert menendez and republican senator, saxby chand lis of georgia. this isn't our particular issue that is helpful to me in my s s district or my state. are you on board with
with michigan's governor granholm, who's on the short list for the supreme court. >> i mean, i'm from the most challenged state in the country. >> i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> a small but significant bit of bipartisanship imploded when democrats said they want to front-burner immigration. lindsey graham, probably the closest to a republican ally the president had, had been working with democrats for months on a range of issues, including climate change. graham was supposed to be at a bipartisan news conference tomorrow to talk about the proposal. he's not going now. he is furious. "moving forward on immigration in this hurried, panicked manner," graham said, "is nothing more than a cynical, political ploy." reid sniffed at that accusation saying, "i understand the tremendous pressure he is under from members of his own party not to work with us on either measure." joining me now, democratic senator robert menendez of new jersey and republican senator saxby chambliss of georgia. senator menendez, let me start with you. i spoke with senators and congressmen, democrats
dana bash was first to report this story for us and she is live from marquette, michigan. good to see you. great reporting, by the way. how much of a role did the fallout over health care reform play in stupak's decision? >> reporter: well, let me tell you what people close to him are telling me that he'll announce at this podium just behind me in a little over an hour. they say that he is going to say that the role that health care reform played in his decision is that he first ran in 1992, 18 years ago on the promise of trying to reform health care and now that it is done he feels that it is okay for him to retire from congress. that is what he is going to argue. having said that, there is no question that these last several weeks, particularly the last several days at the end of march when bart stupak gained so much notoriety and as you said, a lot of vitriol from the left and the right for his health care vote that had to have been weighing on his mind. before he left he told me and others that, you know, the issue and the atmosphere, you know, was very difficult. there is no ques
, the other a rural michigan congressman you probably had never heard of until the final days of the health care debate. two retirements for me raised this question, will the middle of the politics raise its voice or be drowned out by the left and right extremes? we'll spend a lot of time on that question tonight and in the weeks ahead. one other thing, and this is important, important to me, and i hope important to you, the president read a letter from one of the miners who died in west virginia, urging his girlfriend to take care of their baby if something happened to him. we spent a lot of time on the week of the safety problems upper big branch mine. if you listen to the president today and other politicians in past 24 hours or so, it is clear they realize now that the laws and the agencies designed to protect workers in one of our most dangerous industries failed here. the odds of a mir dmmiracle in virginia are dwindling. our october gation to follow the accountability trail is just beginning. >>> we're awaiting word on latest attempt to locate the four miners una-accounted for in ral
. >>> recent arrests in michigan have brought new attention to the militia movement in our country. why are there so many militia groups in the wolverine state? we have insight ahead. >>> and a bush era decision to proceed with warrantless wiretapping may now put so-called state secrets in the open. >>> plus a major breakthrough or major flip flop? the hype around the apple i-pad. is it really worth it? hum. this is msnbc. it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ each year food executives come to grasse, france we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. to work with roxane. here in this centuries old town cargill creates flavors. and food companies come to collaborate with cargill. creating unique tastes from thousands of rare flavors. helped by roxane... an ingredient mixing robot. and a team of flavor expe
on to michigan, daniel on our line for independence. caller: i have two comments to make. the first comment is, any signs of recovery, it is not going to happen until that debt is eliminated. -- nafta is eliminated. ahmadinejad increase -- a job increase happens every time this year. an increase like this happens every time. it is nothing to really talk about. host: go back to nafta for me. how will that affect the recovery in the united states? caller: my wife just lost her job two days ago. that job was sent out of the country. host: what was she doing? caller: it is not free trade. it is on fair trade. -- unfair trade. she was an engineer from data supplier. host: we're going to respond to california. -- we're going to move on to california. caller: i have been a logger for 45 years. they were showing all of these people in haiti trying to build houses out of some of these boxes that they sense stuff over here. we're sitting here with billions of timber. we're sitting on a place that has 9 billion feet of state on forests. we could export it over to haiti in lumber. those people are going t
michigan university. , brismanbart -- , brismanb -- congressman bart stupak says he will retire. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] the same year, it was taken into force on the suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism, which was negotiated in new york. then you may also recall that there are security resolutions, i am sure you are well aware of it sprit there are others. i can go into that, but will not. the important thing is that they all contribute to the same objective, namely pointing to various obligations that must be done and looked after at the international level. those are guidance for what the states are doing and for the iaea is doing. they had a program in this regard. it got new attention in 2002, after the 9/11 events. in 2002, the board of governors approved the first nuclear security plan, which recognize that there has to be a comprehensive look at the measures that could contribute to keeping sensitive, of vulnerable materials out of the hands of any non state after. after 2002, we
's a michigan democrat what's come under intense fire for ultimately voting in favor of the president's health care reform plan, and he brought a whole block of votes with him. we're told he will announce he will not be running for reelection. jon: a fox news alert and just about exactly two hours from now president obama will step out into the rose garden and address the nation. we are told the topic is to be the west virginia mining tragedy, however, with the somewhat sudden announcement this morning that long serving justice john paul stevens will retire from the u.s. supreme court at the end of its current term, we expect the president will have something to say about that. you'll certainly want to stay glued to fox news channel for that announcement again from the rose guarden -- garden two hours from now. jane: "happening now", preparation for a news conference from bart stupak of michigan, he has been under such heat for his vote in favor of health care reform, he's the one who ended up switching his position after getting a side agreement on abortion language from the president. we exp
tribute to her. we will hear first from john conyers of michigan. this is one hour. >> this is a day we have come to remember and honor the life and legacy of one of america's most celebrated civil rights leaders, the late dr. dorothy height. she passed just yesterday. she was one that brings back many memories for many of the members of the house . . she was -- her connections with dr. martin luther king jr. and rosa parks and all the organizations that she was connected with are already a part of legendary record. i was with her in 1963 when dr. king led this march to washington and i remembered seeing her, i didn't know her at that time, but i sure got to know her a couple years later. i'm going to put my remarks in the record and yield to our distinguished majority whip, -- wait a minute. maybe i should let mr. poe go for a little while. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. poe: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i want to thank the chairman of the judiciary committee for bringing this to the floor as quickly as possi
everything out of my pocket. >> that is a customer in a michigan barbershop. michigan is talking about taxing haircuts, among other things. we learned that the unemployment rate is still 9.7%, but the economy gained 162,000 jobs last month, the first time it has gained rather than lost jobs since 2007. i don't think the public is going to embrace this warmly. >> if you start taxing care cuts, michiganders are going to be the shaggiest people in the united states of america. we had fairly good news, a stable unemployment rate, an increase in employment of 160,000. the only negative is about 1/3 of those jobs is census, which is a one-year deal and will go away. it looks like the economy is slowly coming out, but not as rapidly as the 1981-1982 recession, which means it will be years before we recover the number of jobs lost in the recession. >> the hair cuts are a little sign of a bigger thing. the power of the public employees union -- they are getting these unfunded liabilities, pensions, basically, enormous overhang of debt on the the states. and no clear way out of it. i don't think there
camps or anything else like that. host: a stake a call from don in michigan -- let's take a call from john in michigan. caller: may i call you market? guest: -- may i call you mark? guest: absolutely. caller: thank you. obama set out on just it was when he was running for president and when he becomes president he keeps the dollar in tax, the policy. -- keeps it all intact, the policy. when they passed it, bush and cheney, they had a terrorist alert. that's what bothers me the most about this. we've got to be honest with the patriot act. they're going to be using it against us. host: any truth to what he had to say, that there has been an increase in extremist activity as a result of the creation of the patriot act? guest: i do not know that it has led to an increase in extremist activity, but there is some truth to the idea that police in this country over the past 20 years have been increasingly militarized. there are more and more swat since, more heavy equipment. to speak in defense of law enforcement to some extent, the threat they are facing is more and more well-armed. and on t
in these countries? host: back to the article. "the washington post" article. hank in troy, michigan. caller: i think the drug problem is a serious one. i am here in michigan where we have all the militant groups organizing. this is a result of the lsd culture back in the 1970's. host: tie that into afghanistan. how are these militias relating to our question this morning about afghanistan? caller: it is the same thing here in michigan as in afghanistan. these people are dangerous. we have people in our own country walking into churches and murdering people or spitting on people on the white house steps. people putting our elected officials in their gunsights. host: let us hear from marathon, florida. caller: i have a question. is this gentleman is credible, what makes incredible? president obama speaks of many things and why things are credible. i would like to know, if he is critical, -- credible, and 1 cents. i did not see him as a credible partner at all. i do not think he is a true person are good for his word. host: what is the most distinctive thing about him not being a credible partner. what
tomar riesgos. continÚa la búsqueda de 11 trabajadores desaparecidos. en michigan vecinos golpean a un policÍa todo queda captado. celebran en varios paÍses el dÍa de la tierra. >> eÉste es noticiero univisiÓn Última hora. >> una gobernadora que estÁ a favor del derecho a portar armas de demandar a la reciÉn aprobada ley, y por el aumento de los impuestos para solventar la crisis estatal, ese es el escenario que observan hoy los residentes de arizona, o estamos -cuando estamos a horas de que se apruebe la posible ley. adelante. >> durante una vigilia que se pedÍa cesar la iniciativa, miles de jÓvenes hijos de inmigrantes llegaron frente el capitolio para hacer escuchar su voz en el debate que ha dividido a todo este estado. >> que vean todo lo que estamos haciendo. >> a las manifestaciones contra la polÉmica iniciativa. >> comienza siempre pequeÑo y despuÉs se desparrama. >> sin dar muestra de cuÁl será su decisiÓn final sobre la polÉmica iniciativa la gobernadora anunciÓ un plan para asegurar su frontera con mÉxico, empezando mÁs efectivos de la guardia nacional de
20, thank you sir. >> thank you greta. >> greta: michigan attorney general mike cox is locking horns with his state's governor, jennifer home. he is suing the federal government and the governor is opposing him. earlier attorney general cox went on the record. nice to see you sir. >> how are you greta? >> greta: i'm well. you are having this heated dispute with governor granholm governor of michigan. now you have at least a law professor on your side that you are encouraging the media talk to. who is the law professor and what is he saying? >> professor randy barnett from your old soon, town who is saying this is a very strong lawsuit. that -- your old school, georgetown. who is saying this is very strong that the ability for congress to say you must buy a product. the commerce clause has always been about regulating economic activity. it has never been about telling people they have to buy a private product if they don't they get fined into intuitively americans understand that not only is it unconstitutional, but it is unfair and unamerican. >> greta: i don't know if you are going
michigan. >> tonight, i return home. >> all of the weapons that you want. >> with all of the questions from my hard-hit city. why is crime so high? why is corruption so rampid? >> it sounds like a kickback. substandard schools. who is in charge and who will bring change? >> we found embezzlement, fraud, no-show jobs. >> i've got tough love for this tough as nail towns. >> i grew up here. i worked here. >> we've got to do something different. >> like bull dozen tire neighborhoods. that's pretty drastic. >> that's the reality. >> can this city turn itself around? >> i think there's a lot of good people trying. >> america now. city of heartbreak and hope. a "dateline" special. good evening and welcome to "dateline." i'm chris hansen. one-third of the city is illiterate. and 75% of kids drop out of school. this is the middle of america. i grew up in the detroit area and just like the people who live here, i've often wondered how can this city be saved. >> people don't care. they just feel hopeless. when they don't care, this is what happens. ♪ ain't no sunshine when she's gone ♪ >> reporter
you all about it. moeller knocked of michigan state and one tonight, 52-50 -- but were knocked off of michigan state tonight. they celebrated by singing their fight song. >> as far as as being in the national championship game, is what we have strive for since the beginning. the fundamentals on defense, and the whole year we talked about the next game. that is what we are focusing on. we are just real excited that the next game is going to be for a national championship. >> it will be played against the duke blue devils, as dick knox of west virginia, 78-57. -- as the duke knocks off west virginia. he left with a serious knee injury, not to return. the championship game monday night, truly david vs. goliath, dick at butler. -- duke at butler. the final roster move made by the orioles today. no surprises. the last game of spring today for the orioles, facing the mets. stellar against new york, gary matthews, jr.. the cleanup hitter, his first home run at camp. it is a grand slam, too. a jam packed day and night of lacrosse. fourth ranked maryland hosting no. 1 virginia. the cavalier
expected overnight. cold fronts are breaking up, moisture mainly to the north and west towards michigan and into ontario. there could be a shower across the potomac highlands, but not much else. pittsburgh, record 83 degrees. warmer to the west, 80 in west virginia, roanoke with 78 degrees. tomorrow, the system will clear the region, and easter sunday has high temperatures in the mid 70's. home opener at nationals park monday afternoon. wind out of the south tonight, 5 to 10 mph. no worry about the overcast. scattered clouds, 50's into 60's, and by the afternoon, uond 70 degrees. here's the outlook, showing temperatures going into the 80's tuesday, 80 wednesday, shower chance on thursday, cooler by the end of theee overall, great weather for the cherry blossoms. >> spring training is over in florida for the washington nationals. we will show you how things are >> the toyota sports segment, brought to you by your local toyota dealer. >> one interesting roster move before the national kick things off will involve garrett, winning the no. 5 starters position. syracuse has the start of the
at cambridge. cooler air starting to inch in from the north and west. 40's in southeast michigan. 30's in northern michigan. temperatures will be below normal through the weekend but as you can see, insta-weather plus futurecast, 8:00 a.m. saturday, the rain is gone. i think we'll at least see some sunshine both saturday and sunday. partly cloudy skies tomorrow, 52 to 57 at sunrise, northwest winds, 10 to 15. temperatures in the low to mid 50's to start the day and not warm up much at all as the strong high pressure cell moves in. it will clear the skies, keep the temperatures in check, maybe chilly enough for some snow showers in the mountains off to the north and west. that's a good sign the air is chilly coming in. east of the mountains that will dry things out. that's why we think the showers will be stuck in the mountains and around here, we'll see partly cloudy skies. winds will be a factor, gusting to 25. 57 to 62 for the afternoon high. feeling chilly with strong winds. in the mountains, it will be chilly. rainshowers mixing with snow showers tomorrow night. skies should clear
of getting reelected. here where we are in his district, in the upper peninsula of michigan, there are a lot of conservative voters here. he has a "d" in front of his name. he is considered one of those. he is conservative. but, look, the bottom line that we are told from democratic sources and we have been told over the past couple of days as we have heard more and more rumblings that he might, in fact, retire, is that he has been in congress for 18 years, for nine terms. this is not only a brutal job for him in particular, getting back up here to very rural michigan, it is an exhausting job in general, especially in the past several weeks with regard to, as you have said so well, what he has been through with this health care vote. we are told that he is going to say when he was first elected in 1992, he ran on reforming the health care system and that he has considered retiring several times in the past but didn't do it for various reasons but now he feels that it is an okay time for him to do it because health care reform has passed. we will tell you, the timing of this is curious to say
of detroit to let mrs. hope's know how much of detroit loved dr. hooks?" on behalf of detroit, michigan, we say to memphis and the world thank you for letting dr. hooks reside with us for 30 years in detroit. we gave him a presidential send off on monday night when his body left from the church. i also received a phone call from the president of the progressive national baptist convention. he asked if i could convey to you, mrs. hooks, to you, pat, that the entire pnbc family shares with you in this great loss. he sent a letter for me to give to you on behalf of progressive national baptist convention. i also stand here and today as its pastor for the greater new mount moriah in detroit, michigan, where dr. hooks serve for 30 years from 1964 to 1994. i will never forget 31 years ago, 1979, when i first met dr. hooks at the dexter avenue baptist church in detroit where he came to preach for our 60th anniversary. i was in all -- awe of this great leader. i was in awe of this great and a lot -- naacp leader. little did i know god's divine providence would allow me to succeed him -- secede him.
-owned sales event through april 30th. >>> breaking news here. democratic congressman bart stupak of michigan has decided to retire rather than seek a tenth term. good morning, i'm contessa brewer. stupak's support for the recently enacted health care law was crucial in getting it passed but it led to intense criticism, harassment and even death threats. before he committed to the reform, he had been pressured and harassed by those that supported the health care bill, too. tea party express called for his defeat in rallies in a northern michigan district even paying for an anti-stupak ad. stupak plans to announce his decision at a 12:30 p.m. news conference at northern michigan university. we will have that on msnbc. >>> luke russert joins me. luke, how big a deal is this for democrats? >> well, contessa, it's a big deal in terms of looking at the makeup for the district. it's one that voted for george w. bush twice, president obama carried it in 2008 but it's a pickup opportunity for republicans. that's why bart stupak got a call from president obama, nancy pelosi, john dingle, also steny ho
to to see you greta. >> greta: upper peninsula of michigan tea party declaring victory over congressman bart stupak. do you think he decided not to run again in november because of the tea party movement or has he completed all that he intended to as a member of congress? >> i think it is obviously the former. it is not latter. he's been in there for 18 years. i'm sure as most members of congress he has more he would like to do. i think it became apparent he lost the support of pro-lifers in his district socially conservative district. at the same time he inspired a challenge from the left on the issue of abortion, a county commission her been endorsed by the national abortion rights league and he was facing the prospect of a difficult and probably deadly primary. >> greta: the tea party movement has said that he was their number two person to dethrone come november. the number one person of course is harry reid in the state where you are tonight. does this now send a warning to the democratic party that the tea party movement that it does have teeth essentially? >> i think that's part of it
of homeland security, former governor of arizona and jennifer granholm, the governor of michigan. if the presidents wants to choose another woman and someone with political experience. he has a lot of options here. does he want to make history and have the third woman on the supreme court? does he want someone who is more on the liberal side, a moderate? >> it's good of you to join us. i appreciate you staying on top of the story. president obama's due back in washington, d.c. in a little more than an hour. let's get the latest from the white house. mike, some of the groundwork who have been already been laid for those people pete was talking about because the president's been through this before. >> right. some of these people have been vetted. the president will get in his second year in office, a second opportunity to shape the future of the court with the second nomination coming after sonia sotomayor last year. she was the front-runner in speculation last year. then her comments surfaced about the constitution. she was thought to have, her star was thought to have dropped, t
accident in west virginia. after that, michigan congressman bart stupak announces he will not run for reelection. . >> this is about 35 minutes. >> you are in the office of two of my law clerks. they work in here and i come in a lot. i learn about the law from them. >> i think that was taken the day that justice o'connor was sworn in, if i am not mistaken. it was taken in the conference room that day. >> what is the difference between the court then and the court now? >> 8 different justices is the main difference. the eight that are in that picture have all been succeeded by my present colleagues. >> is there a difference in the way the court operates today? is that determined by a chief justice? >> it is pretty much determined by how it has been operated over the years. there is much more continuity than -- more continuity in the way we do our work than there is change. when a chief justice is presiding in conference, each chief justice has his own method of presiding at the conference. i think the present chief justice is doing an excellent job. he has some virtues the others d
the questions and concerns about what happens next. but i can tell you that blue cross blue shield of michigan has dedicated employees to put it together right away. a way that delivers on the promises of accessibility, affordibility and quality health care for all americans. it's now my pleasure to introduce the man who leads an organization that's playing a major role in delivering on the promises of health care reform. david snow is the chairman and ceo of medco health solutions. medco is a $60 billion a year enterprise currently ranked 35th on the fortune 500 list. it operates the world's most advanced mail service pharmacies on the leading edge of health care innovation. medco manages pharmacy benefits for 65 million americans across all sectors and from every walk of life. its customers include general motors, delphi, and the ford motor company. and partners with several health care companies including blue cross-blue shield of michigan. working with dave's teams the they have created a better approach to manage health care spending for some of our largest customers. we have partnered to
across parts of michigan. should be a good looking day today and good looking weekend speaking of the masters for augusta. rain knocked down the pollen. 71 degrees for round two as they tee it up. back to you in new york. >> right in the lumber yard. that was a "kcaddie shack" reference. >> we were just talking about that yesterday for some weird reason. >> very approapriate i think. >> the latest destination is rural michigan aiming at one of the democrats at the center of the health care debate. they're made from whole roasted nuts and dipped in creamy peanut butter, making your craving for a sweet & salty bar irresistible, by nature valley. ♪ my subaru saved my life. i won't ever forget that. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. ♪ >>> almost back, it is 6:14. you may have heard about the tea party movement -- >> you actually went inside the tea party movement and lived to tell the tale the most vocal and visible opponents of health care. >> despite not being able to get more members of congress to vote no, they are still vowing to be heard. as dana bash shows us the
to life democrat, he is not as rare here in northern michigan. but he has always held firm with life, from conception to naturalduring the recent health care debate, our offices and homes or deluged with calls. many are in favor and many were against health care reform. unfortunately, some of those calls were vulgar, cruel, profane and threatening. we were saddened and disappointed by the cruelty and hypocrisy of some of the callers. over 95% of those calls came from outside of michigan. they were from people who did not know, or who had never met bart. he has always been pro-life, pro-gun, and pro health care. the people of northern michigan know that. he has never sought the limelight international fame. he just did the best job he could possibly do for his constituents, at the people of our great nation, and the people of northern michigan. public service has always been a family commitment. i served on the the city council for four years. our sons were involved in student leadership and other public-service organizations. we travelled to this district as a family. we shared each other'
because they lost the game. host: denise on the democratic line. michigan. caller: i have been unemployment for about a year-and-a-half now. i have six months' worth of severance. i worked for a bank so i was in the mortgage industry, and in michigan, the mortgage industry is not doing too well. so, i am looking for work. i will be starting the job on the 27th of this month's -- 27 of this month for the census bureau. but i need this money from congress to pass so i don't lose my home. we are in the middle of modification. host: let me ask you about getting hired by the commerce department for the senses. how is that process? how did you find a job? how did you go about getting it? caller: i found on line. i had to take a test. i will be going house to house. i have training starting on the 27th, and as far as i know i will be going house-to-house to do what ever they need me to do. the job is only eight weeks long, so after that i'm unemployed again. host: how much will they pay you? caller: am i allowed to say that? i will get $16 an hour, so definitely more than unemployment
to a hospital and released a short time later. a michigan woman who had quite a story to share of the hair salon after she crashed into it. the 82-year-old was pulling into a parking space at the classic hair salon in grand rapids, michigan, and drove right through the front window. she admits her foot slipped off the brake and on to the gas pedal. she will receive a citation for reckless driving. it will cost a hefty four points and likely an increase in insurance premiums. >> this is my first ticket in 60-some years of driving. i am very upset with that. >> fortunately, no one was injured in that crash. she was shaken up, but she managed to have her hair done shortly after it was all over. from here to hats -- still to come, it was a non-traditional easter in the big apple. we will show it all to you when we come back. >> it is a beautiful day today. will the storm out west be a hit or miss for us? the forecast is coming up. the forecast is coming up.
of washington, d.c., homeland security chief janet napolitano and michigan governor jennifer granholm. for a brief time, secretary of state hillary clinton was mentioned but swiftly ruled out by the white house. >> president obama may surprise us all, and pick somebody that none of us have been thinking of. presidents have done that before. >> reporter: with confirmation hearings expected this summer, the president doesn't have much time to choose the justice who will change the face, if not the direction, of the supreme court. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. in maryland, shocking video of what appears to be three police officers beating a university of maryland student last month. the incident occurred when an unruly crowd clashed with riot police following a university basketball game. prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of the officers. >>> and in florida, few people are laughing after a stunt pulled by a deputy who tasered one of his female colleagues. video from the sheriff's o
a system producing showers and thunderstorms across the dakotas to wisconsin and michigan and that front will sink over to the east coast as we head towards the gipping of the weekend but high pressure anchored over michigan. the nice-mild air mass weaver going to get into today and tomorrow. temperatures will be in the 70's before it drops off again takeover weekend. mostly sunny is our forecast for today. southwest wind at 10. attempts in the lower end of the 70's. sunrise at 6:29, sunset at 7:44. mostly clear tonight and i'll call it cool but not as cool as last night. mid 50's in the city. during the front tomorrow the for the most part we will end up with a dry day on friday and mild temperatures in the i had no upper 70's then the front will come through late friday nighting into saturday morning with a chance for a thunderstorm and chilly air behind that front almost winter-like. temperatures will struggle to get out of the 50's saturday and sunday. so chilly weekend coming up but dry. so thunderstorms late friday into friday night and the front will take its time getting out of h
to michigan. it was likely space junk or a meteor entering earth's atmosphere. >> that will scare you late at night. >>> now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. another wet day from texas to wisconsin. thunderstorms in minneapolis, kansas city and wichita. up to three inches of rain in west texas. showers around seattle today. a late day sprinkle in syracuse, new york. and thunder showers in the orlando area. >> much warmer than normal from the gulf coast to michigan. 84 in miami. and 70s from atlanta to new york. it's 61 in seattle. 71 in sacramento. and a hot 90 in phoenix. >>> and when we come back, toyota puts all of its suv models under the microscope, amid some new safety concerns. >>> and our first look at the new fortune 500. which companies made the list? and which aren't quite where they were last year? st >>> despite signs that the economy is healing, foreclosure filings have hit a record high. the number of homes taken over by banks jumped 35% in the first quarter of this year, compared to last year. government programs helped to reduce foreclosures last year. b
the afternoon tomorrow. but behind it, there is a cold front draped over parts of michigan. so as the warm air builds n we will see the cold front moving through parts of wisconsin. iowa, northern michigan. this will start to drop down over the state. probably by around 7 or 8:00 tomorrow night. giving us a chance for thunderstorms that will be popping up cross the area. so if you have plans out tomorrow, probably want to take the umbrellas with you for, late afternoon and evening activities. as we get the chance. time line of that. warm temperatures continue to build in from the south across the state. we will see plenty of sunshine to start off the day. later in the afternoon. clouds gather. and you will see the time line. 7:00, showers work in. and as the cold front gets closer, more thunderstorms are possible. 8:00 or 9:00 hour. and then the storms start to dissipate as the front pushes southeast. and cooler air starts tor work in. and high pressure. so more sunshine will be involved for parts of the weekend. and dry conditions for parties of next week. and we will have to see the temperat
with this morning. we still have strong storms in iowa, southern michigan and some of those are starting to spread towards areas of southern new york and northern pennsylvania. we have incredible warmth pumping up from the southeast. summerlike warmth and cool air colliding with it. here's those storms in iowa right over the top of des moines this morning headed towards cedar rapids and eventually towards waterloo. the stormy weather today is on the northern fringe of all of our warmth. look at the southeast today, 80s widespread up to new york city today. strong storms from the southern great lakes and also later today some strong storms from kansas city back up to chicago. that's a quick look at your tuesday forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. chicago, more chances of storms later on today. temperatures will be warm, though. that going to rain all day in chicago but for later on this afternoon, watch out for those strong storms. look at the warmth. tennessee, oklahoma, arizona, everywhere is warm. we'll talk more about the severe weather threat for this afternoon and
: congressman sandy levin is serving his 14th term in the house from michigan and joins us tonight from capitol hill. congressman, good to have you. >> it is my privilege, really. thank you. tavis: over the easter break, most people went home. you, of course, voted for health-care reform. what kind of response did you get back home? >> it was a mixed response. somewhere for it, others very much against it. we need to get out the facts. -- some were for it. i think there is a need to really make sure that all of us understand what is in this bill. for example, some say government-run. this is the system of private insurance more than anything else be of some people say that washington is going to decrease healthcare -- more than anything else. some people say that washington is going to decree health care. that is not true. to make sure we get control of health-care costs but also to make sure that 50 million people, at least a large number of them, who now have no health care will get it. i had panels, round tables in the district, and the stories that were told are really difficult to accept.
virginia home. the surprising bother bulldogs against michigan state. later in the game, bothered by a key. -- of butler by two. quarry at thbutler will go for t the national championship. they beat michigan state 52-50. there was a win for the capitals in columbus. they find the back of the net. mike on the money to fleischmann and knows what to do. he shoots, he scores. the capitals with a two-man advantage. he picks up the puck, his slapper finds the back of the net. kenny goes to work again, watch the footwork. the revolution beads united 2-0. the washington redskins have been in talks with the philadelphia eagles involving donovan >> nab. -- donovan mcnab. there has been no official comment from the redskins. >> easter sunday will be dry and quiet the cold front is passing through the area right now. look at that, it is looking nice. a partial increase on tuesday. cooler temperatures towards the end of the week. >> that is the kind of forecast that we like. hi, you cancelled your cable service? finally -- good riddance. [ door closes ] hi, i'm from xfinity here to tell you about our e
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